Fashion Week Snapshots

Nailing down trends appearing at New York Fashion Week is akin to saying a bit of everything, with nothing on top.

Designers have been harking back to the 40s, 60s, 70s and 80s (the 50s are missing but we’re only halfway thru the week).

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Feathers are floating down the runway, so are ruffles, skintight dresses, mini-mini skirts, high-waisted skirts, pencil belts, waist cinchers, chunky cardigans and delicate tops.

Feathers, together with a fondness for animal prints, have resulted in some heralding the onslaught of an ‘eco-chic’ trend; no matter how you name it, it’s a fashionable jungle out there.

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Color-wise it’s been a somewhat easier task for trendsetters to narrow down the ‘palettes’ of the season. Green, blue and some ethereal jewel-tones are the splashes of spark seen gracing the catwalk. Black though is still a popular fail-safe, with black back as the ‘new black’.

If you’re not a feathery type of gal, then Marc Jacobs has been rocking the runway with his biker chic collection that has placed the humble zipper on a pedestal of praise. The zipper looked great – and rebellious enough for urban trendsetters.

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